Housing Policy

What are strategies to successfully transition able clients out of subsidized housing?

Housing Policy

Family Planning

If someone is so bad off they need Uncle Sam to pay their rent, then Uncle Sam earns the right to have a say in that person's financial decisions. People in subsidized housing should not be allowed to have babies they are clearly unable to afford to raise properly. By definition, if someone intentionally (or through negligence) decides to grow their family, that act alone should be taken by the government as admission ...more »

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CHA dispersion

CHA needs to really change the way it operates in this city. I would like to see the following changes: 1. CHA and certain alderman need to get over their emotional attachment to the concept of "CHA legacy areas". Stop the ridiculous practice of hyper concentrating all of this housing on the south and west sides of the city. It is a burden and every area of the city needs to absorb it's fair share. Those of us who work ...more »

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Work Requirement for HCV Participants

Currently there is no work requirement for HCV participants – only public housing residents. I believe instituting a work requirement will benefit program participants as well as those who are waiting to receive housing. If there is a work requirement it will reduce monthly HAP payments which will allow more dollars to benefit more people. Also, instituting this policy can help families reach self-sufficiency, which is ...more »

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Occupany Limits

There should be a limit as to how long a person, family can stay in the projects or on Section 8. People living there for 20 years or on voucher for 20 years is an unfair drain on the taxpayers. Also, those people on the system that are able bodied should be required to do jobs around the developments like sweeping, cutting the grass, shoveling the snow and other maintenance as a way to reduce the costs and to acknowledge ...more »

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Eliminate the entire program

Why does the government TAKE money from those that earn and give it away? If the gov finds it necessary to do this at least do it in a way that teaches people something instead of just letting them live off the work of another man. How about they earn a housing stipend by doing work of some kind for the taxpayers providing their housing. There is no need for a CHA just accountants and investigators to prosecute fraud ...more »

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